• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Subscribe
  • RSS

Trump and the Social Conservatives

LordJesus-609x330

Politics makes strange bedfellows, but come on.

Pastor of First Baptist Dallas’ View on Refugees and Carpet Bombings

Jeffress

A five minute segment on the O’Reilly Factor clearly underscores how intertwined he is in secular politics.

Nonexistent Culture Wars And The Nonexistent ‘War On Christmas’

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

The people who believe there is a ‘War On Christmas” tend to be the same ones who hold to the largely false idea that their religious beliefs are under assault due to a “culture war.”

War on Christmas, Brunei Style

travel-suitcase

Via the Sydney Morning Herald:  Brunei bans Christmas celebrations in public, including wearing Santa hats. Oil-rich Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, including sending festive greetings and the wearing of Santa Claus hats. Muslims seen celebrating Christmas and non-Muslims found to be organising celebrations could face up to five years jail. However the country’s non-Muslims, […]

Another Poll Shows Republicans Support Donald Trump’s ‘Ban All Muslims’ Immigration Plan

Trump Nixon V

Heading into another Presidential debate, a new poll shows that Republicans are very receptive to Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S.

Kudos to Senator Flake

church-state-street-signs

A Mormon Republican Senator visits an Arizona mosque.

Majority Opposes Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban, But It’s A Different Story With Republicans

donald-trump-microphone

Polling shows that most Americans oppose Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslim’s from immigrating to the United States, but Republicans are far more receptive to the idea.

New Poll Appears To Show Majority GOP Support For Trump’s ‘Ban Muslims’ Immigration Plan

Trump Nixon V

A new poll appears to show that a majority of Republicans support Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from immigrating to the United States.

Trump’s Plan To Bar Muslim Immigration Widely Condemned, But It’s Unlikely To Hurt Him

donald-trump-microphone

Donald Trump’s plan to bar all Muslim immigration to the United States is being widely condemned by his fellow Republicans and others, but the proposal probably won’t hurt him politically in a Republican Party that is deeply bigoted against Muslims in general.

Donald Trump Calls For Ban On All Muslim Immigration

Trump Nixon V

Donald J. Trump continues to turn the dial higher and higher on his fascist demagoguery.

Paris, San Bernardino, And The Dangers Of An Anti-Muslim Backlash

Islam

As we deal with the fall out from the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, we need remember the years after September 11th, 2001 and avoid holding an entire religion responsible for the actions of fanatics.

Marco Rubio Panders To The ‘Religious Right’ On Same-Sex Marriage, Obergefell

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is telling conservative Christians in Iowa and elsewhere what they want to hear on same-sex marriage. It just happens to be complete and utter nonsense.

John Kasich Wants To Create A Government Agency To Spread Religious Propaganda

John Kasich

John Kasich wants the United States Government to create an agency to spread ‘so-called ‘Judeo-Christian values.’

Donald Trump: I’d Be Okay With Closing Mosques And Requiring Muslims To Carry Special Identification

Trump Nixon V

Donald Trump’s demagoguery and disdain for individual liberty enters a new phase.

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, And The Minister Who Thinks It’s Okay To Kill Gay People

Mike Huckabee Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee recently kept company with a very disturbing religious leader.

What, Exactly, Does Uttering The Words “Radical Islamic Terrorism” Accomplish?

Obama ISIS

Republicans insist that uttering the words “Radical Islamic Terrorism” is somehow important in the fight against ISIS and other terror networks, but it is entirely unclear what doing so would accomplish.

Kentucky’s Governor-Elect Proposes Solution To The Kim Davis Problem

Kimberly Davis

Kentucky Governor-Elect is backing a change in state law that would eliminate the problems created when Kim David refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.

Ted Cruz: Atheists Aren’t Fit To Be President

Ted Cruz

Meet Ted Cruz: Religious Bigot

‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

Starbucks Holiday Cups 2015

You may not be aware, but your local Starbucks is the new front in the ‘War On Christmas.’

Supreme Court To Hear Another Round Of ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate Cases

church-state-street-signs

The Supreme Court is diving back into the debate over the PPACA’s birth control coverage mandate.

Ben Carson’s Odd Relationship With Truth

Dr. Ben Carson Speaks At Launch Of New Media Online Network In Scottsdale, Arizona

As Ben Carson rises in the polls, it’s worth noting his many examples of having what can only be called a very odd relationship with truth and the basic facts of history.

Boehner Resignation Tied to Papal Visit?

church-state-street-signs

WaPo’s Robert Costa reveals an emotional reaction by the Speaker to the papal visit to Congress.

Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Now A Republican

Kim Davis Mike Huckabee

She’s where she’ belongs.

Of Course the Pope is Political

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

When did “politics” become a dirty word?

Kim Davis Basically Surrenders In Same-Sex Marriage Fight

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says she won’t interfere in the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

California Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide

Right To Die

California’s legislature has approved a bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide in the nation’s largest state.

Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s Actions

Kim Davis Mike Huckabee

A new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose Kim Davis’s refusal to follow the law, even while some Republican candidates rally behind her.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail, But She May Not Be Free For Long

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is being released from jail, but it may end up being a very short reprieve.

Oregon Judge Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

church-state-street-signs

A trial court Judge in Oregon is the latest public official to refuse to do his job.

Republican Candidates Rally Around Lawbreaker Kim Davis, Trample All Over The Rule Of Law

Kimberly Davis

Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.

Kentucky Clerk Found In Contempt And Jailed For Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kimberly Davis was found in contempt of court and jailed for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Kentucky Clerk Loses Another Argument Over Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

church-state-street-signs

The Supreme Court has denied a Kentucky Clerk’s request to stay a ruling requiring her to comply with the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Boy Scouts End Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

Boy Scouts

A long standing policy against gay Scout Leaders has been repealed.

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Refusing To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Marriages

church-state-street-signs

A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.

Pope Francis Writes On The Environment, And Many People Miss The Point

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s new encyclical isn’t exactly being received positively by American conservatives, because they seem to be missing the point.

New Michigan Law Allows Religious Adoption Agencies To Discriminate Against Gay Couples

Rainbow Flag Family

A new Michigan law allows religious-affiliated adoption agencies to turn away parents for religious reasons, and it seems fairly obvious what the target is in this case.

Minnesota Archbishop Resigns In Wake Of Criminal Charges Over Sex Abuse

Catholic Abuse Scandal

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resigned in the wake of criminal charges for covering up sexual abuse of children.

New North Carolina Law Allows Government Employees To Refuse To Do Their Job

church-state-street-signs

A new North Carolina law allows government employees to decline to perform their jobs by claiming it violates their “religious liberty.”

Saudi Supreme Court Upholds Conviction Of Blogger For “Insulting Islam”

US Saudi Flags

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a blogger sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam”: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld an internationally condemned verdict against a liberal blogger who was publicly flogged after being found guilty of insulting Islam, state-linked news websites […]

Minnesota Archdiocese Faces Criminal Charges For Covering Up Child Sex Abuse

Catholic Abuse Scandal

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been charged criminally for its role in covering up sexual abuse of children by Priests.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

Right Way Wrong Way

A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

D.C. Metro Bans All Political Ads Rather Than Run Mohammed Cartoon Poster

pentagon-metro

The agency that runs Washington D.C.’s mass transit has banned all political ads after Pamela Gellar attempted to run an advertisement featuring a drawing of Mohammed.

Supreme Court Sides With Muslim Woman In Religious Discrimination Case

Samantha Elauf Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was refused a job because of her hijab.

Marco Rubio Thinks That Gay Marriage Is A Threat To ‘Religious Liberty’

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio seems to be in lockstep with the extreme social conservatives when it comes to same-sex marriage.

Marine Fighting for Right to Post Bible Verses in Violation of Direct Orders

law-scales-justice-flag

A woman discharged from the Marine Corps for violating multiple direct orders is fighting to the highest military court.

Americans Becoming Less Christian And Less Religious, Survey Says

American Flag Bible

A new survey shows that Americans are becoming less Christian, and less religious overall.

Pope Francis Speaks The Truth About The Armenian Genocide, Turks Get Predictably Upset

Armenian Genocide

Unlike most world leaders, Pope Francis is wiling to call a genocide a genocide.

Majority Of Americans Oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

church-state-street-signs

A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Louisiana Set To Become The Next ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Battleground

church-state-street-signs

A bill pending in Louisiana seems likely to become the next national focus in the debate between marriage equality and claims of ‘religious freedom.’

Indiana Legislature To Vote On Revised RFRA Addressing Discrimination Concerns

church-state-street-signs

Indiana’s RFRA will be amended to address most of the concerns of its opponents. That counts as a victory.

« Older Posts